Twack Productions, a film company from Decorah, Iowa opened eyes around the world in 2004 with their short documentary Bjorn Hanson Uncut. This documentary redefined the genre and took film festivals around the globe by storm, winning the Palme d'Or du Festival de Cannes award at the Cannes Film Festival (2004), the Silver Bear for Extraordinary Achievement at the Berlin Film Festival (2004), and a Silver Lion in the Jury's Special category at the Venice Film Festival (2005).
The film itself gracefully outlines the rise and fall of Bjorn Hanson; his life, his actions, and his descent from power while offering subtle hints at the legacy he would eventually leave behind. The writing is exquisite, drawing from the mind, body and soul, while the soundtrack creates stirring emotions that cannot never be truly understood as only the best music can. Simply put, this documentary redefined the genre it inhabited, and is a testament to the ultimate strength of the human will.
Directed By Dan Gonzalez
Dedicated to Bjorn Hanson, Thanks for all the memories.
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